...aged restorer left her glasses at home:
Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur (BBC)
An elderly parishioner has stunned Spanish cultural officials with an alarming and unauthorised attempt to restore a prized Jesus Christ fresco.
Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez has held pride of place in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza for more than 100 years.
The woman took her brush to it after years of deterioration due to moisture.
Cultural officials said she had the best intentions and hoped it could be properly restored.
The woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to "restore" the image.
BBC Europe correspondent Christian Fraser says the delicate brush strokes of Elias Garcia Martinez have been buried under a haphazard splattering of paint.
The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
...sometimes imagination is more effective...
She has turned it into a Monet.
I saw the picture yesterday and thought it must be a joke. Religious or not it's a shame to lose such a beautiful piece of art.
"While Jim is milking the Russian Boar, I'm in the shade of a Baobab tree being served a cool drink by a beautiful young indigenous girl. "
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Jesus with Downs syndrome
...probably closer to the original: artists were known to paint-shop in days of yore...
It's a bit like how Mr. Bean tried to restore the portrait of Whistler's Mother.
"Thailand is way past the days of tuna, pineapples, and bargirls." - Sharky
After she has died it will be worth millions.
Yes, but is it art?
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
All this time and now we realise the wrong guy was crucified. It was the one on the right all along.
IF the elderly parishioner's intentions were good then I doubt Jesus himself would be cross.